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in question came from patraeus. this is as we learn that sensitive, classified information about the cia aniks in benghazi and the presence and captured libyan terrorists. the statement came during a speech at hurt, moderate, the university of denver on october 26. the cia flat at denies that any terrorists were held in benghazi. this is part of that cia statement, reading in the suggestion that the agency is still in the detention business is uninformed, and baseless. fox news is siding to sources in benghazi and a high level official in washington, off three of whom corroborate the statements about the holding of terrorists. coincidentally or not, that 26 of october is the same day that to journalists for foreign policy magazine discovered classified documents detailing security concerns in benghazi. they found those documents lying on the floor of what remained of the u.s. consulate. that, three weeks after the fbi had finally made its way to benghazi to conduct an investigation, an investigation that took less than a day. there has been no explanation as to why the fbi left those classifie
head of the cia, michael morel, james clapper and matthew olson among those facing questions. members of the house foreign affairs committee are asking whether officials ignored warnings and request for extra security and whether intelligence con flicked it with the -- conflicted with what the obama officials were saying in the aftermath of the attack. >> i am appalled the administration could not anticipate escalating violence , and then failed to step up security measures to protect our diplomats. furthermore we have seen blunder after bluppedder as the administration avoids responsibility and accountability. the delay tactics are unacceptable. now that we made it past the convenient distraction of an election, i expect to hear some real answers. it is time to fess up. >> democrats warned against jumping to conclusions before knowing all of the facts. some suggest republicans are playing politics with this. >> i am disturbed at some of the political rhetoric i hear. you know, barack obama was no maury responsible -- no more responsible for what happened in benghazi than george bush
with egypt. but, first, the former c.i.a. director, general petraeus, today, testified on the deadly attack in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans, including our ambassador. the hearings happened hype closed doors so we do not have recordings of the general's testimony. according to the republican congressman peter king of new york he said from the beginning he believed benghazi was a terrorist attack. the c.i.a.'s talking points also called it terrorism. congressman king added, someone or some group, then, removed the terror reference but it is not clear who did that. >> the original talking points...there were indications finally at the end indications of extremists although there was cheerly evidence to the c.i.a. that it was clear there were pirates involved. susan rice said a spontaneous protest over an anti-islam video sparked the attack but democratic lawmakers say that can be explained. >> what is very clear is that ambassador rice used the talking points the intelligence committee had all signed off on. >>trace: they added that the c.i.a. approved the talking points and it
intelligence nor the acting director of the c.i.a. knew who finalized the talking points and they could not explain why it minimized the role of al-qaeda when there is evidence of the terrorist group's involvement. morrell was pushed to explain why petraeus told lawmakers it was a flash mob prompted by the anti-islam video. morrell said he wasn't at petraeus' briefing and had nothing further to add. republicans questions drove the state department to deny request for security after ambassador chrissteins and his team or consulate could not defend against a coordinated attack. >> i'm appalled that the administration could not anticipate the escalating violence and failed to step up the security measures to protect the diplomats. further more, we have seen blunder after blunder as the administration avoids responsibility and accountability. the delay tactics are unacceptable. >> democrats caution the colleagues about jumping to conclusions. >> barack obama was no more responsible for what happened in benghazi than george bush was for september 11. >> reporter: for the decision not to noti
. testimony earlier today from former cia director general david interests behind closed doors on capitol hill. according to lawmakers who were present, general petraeus insisted during two separate hearings today, on the topic of libya and the terror attack there that killed four americans, that he was clear from the very start that it was a terrorist attack. however, after the cia prepared talking points, they were vetted or at least pass on to several agencies. the line concluding that al qaeda was responsible for this act was taken out of the final version that we believe was ultimately given to the u.n. ambassador, susan rice. why was that done? who did this? catherine herridge is live on capitol hill. reporter: that's right. congressional horses tell fox news that there were changes to the cia talking points and that language of al qaeda affiliated individuals was replace -- replaced, which have the impact of minimizing or downplaying the role of al qaeda and another group, al sharia come on the consulate on 9/11. there was also testimony this week that the intelligence community to thos
wallace in for bret baier, former cia chief david petraeus testified before congressional committees today in closed door sessions and some charge petraeus now changed his story about what happened in the september 11th attack on the u.s. mission in libya, his testimony now raises more questions about the obama administration's account in the days after the assault. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge reports from capitol hill. good evening. >> thank you, the former cia director is used to coming in the front door and today shunned reporters and entered the loading dock and briefed the house and senate intelligence committee. the former cia director was pushed to explain why today he said he believed it was terrorism from the start when on september 14th, according to a senior republican in the house, the directors emphasis was on the anti-islam film. >> his testimony today was that from the start he had told us that this was a terrorist attack, a terrorist involved from the start. i told him my questions i had direct questions. >> one democrat said the disagreements come d
and working with the great group of people in the cia. nwhen did the affair start. and did it starpt as report indeed afghanistan when she interviewing him >> those are inaccurate reports based on my discussions with him early on when this started to break a week ago last friday. he told me it started two ask half months ago after he was the director of the cia and it ended four and halfs ago. >> during the time i was with you, guys, i never saw general petraeus alone. he always had you around him or a key aid. he had a staff and entourage. and as cia director, he wouldn't have that. and was that one of the reasons he was vulnerable as he was popaula broadwell? >> i don't know if thisit was that specific relationship. he may have had a harder time adjusting to retirement. let's face it 37 plus years since she was 18 years old starting with west point and end happened as a four star. i think he was down and vulnerable at that point in time and just the right circumstances or the wrong circumstances, prevailed. and he made a bad decision that he owned up and taken responsibility for it. and did
to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. earlier today, general david petraeus said that the cia talking points meant for the susan rice appearance recentlyally contain the information that there was evidence of al qaeda's elements involved in this attack. but it appears as if those talking points were altered by the white house or somebody close to the white house to remove any reference to al qaeda's involvement in the attacks. we have yet to discover who has changed the talking points to make the president look for favorable and mislead you, by falsely labeling the 9/11 attacks over spontaneous mob over the video. petraeus has no idea what was provided to rice or who was the author of the talking points that she used that, he had no idea she was going on the talk shows until the white house announced it one or two days before. now, the looming question is, in this coverup, who did it? now, earlier, fox's own katherineererridge explained where the talking points went once they left the cia. >> what we are told about the talking points is that it went through an inter-agency review, including
stories and breaking news for you. growing outrage over the sex scandal surrounding former cia director david petraeus. lawmakers demanding to know why they were left in the dark about that investigation as new questions are raised whether petraeus shared classified information with his mistress. some questions. meantime a massive house explosion leveling an entire indianapolis neighborhood, killing two people and leaving dozens of others homeless. what caused this deadly blast. >>> a new study showing a link between pregnancy, the flu and autism. it is all "happening now." jenna: start with our top story. new developments in the sex scandal rocking the former head of the cia. glad you're with us this monday morning. i'm jenna lee. >> i'm rick folbaum in for jon scott. the timeline is unfolding as we learn how the affair between the general and his buying graph fer, paula broadwell came to light. jenna: fox news confirmed a friend of the petraeus famly, jill kelly, contacted the fbi said she got threatening e-mails from anonymous e-mail account, that e-mail, those anonymous e-mails were
person in the country, because the station chief of the c.i.a. reports to him, basically, as does everyone else in the country. do we know why he went there? >> well, my understanding is that he had preestablished meetings, obviously aware of the environment that existed there. but he liked to commingle with the people in libya and in benghazi and, you know, had prepared for this trip and didn't disrupt it in making those decisions about preplanned activities. but it's clear, we've got a lot of answers to secure regarding the overall lack of security and why the intelligence community weren't-- wasn't able to get the message out and the administration as to why we didn't have a full and complete pictures too who was responsible in the days following that event. >> schieffer: senator, i want to ask you about your retirement, because i really did think it was kind of a markener time. when a member of the senate would say this is no longer the place that one can accomplish anything. this must been a hard decision for you. >> it was very much so, bob, and i appreciate your comment. an
will say, we are told, that the cia was able to disprove that. that the video at the end of the day didn't have much to do with it, if anything, but the problem is that disproving of that theory came after he first testified and briefed capitol hill and apparently after ambassador susan rice made those comments. >> that's why it's so significant, it also came after ambassador rice's appearance on the sunday shows, where she is now being grilled by john mccain and others. i'm talking to him in a few minutes. so it's very significant i think what general petraeus believed at the time. it does beg a belief, really, why would ambassador rice go on national television, having had a briefing we believe from the cia, which turned out to be flawed if the director of the cia right away knew this was an al qaeda affiliated group? >> yeah, you know, it's washington, isn't it. i mean, you know, the theory, what petraeus is expected to talk about is he had his talking points. he got them declassified, approved to go out there in public. when ambassador rice started talking from her talking points, th
up the career of war hero and cia director david petraeus and deflected attention from the whole benghazi gate scandal was seen out this evening in washington, dc walking arm and arm with her husband. general petraeus remains out of sight the day after his explosive testimony on capitol hill about the deadly events in libya. inut a fox news exclusive to tel us whether there is any connection between the general's personal problems and his testimony concerning benghazi, his former spokesman, retired colonel steve boylen, joins us from kansas city. appreciate you being with us. is there a connection between benghazi and the sex scandal? >> no, geraldo. there isn't. good to talk with you again, unfortunately under these circumstances, but in my initial contact with david petraeus, he informed me that there was no connection whatsoever between what happened with his affair which ended about four months ago, by the way, and the white house which he had a great working relationship and benghazi or anything else, for that matter. he told me that it was a poor judgment, bad decision, and
on friday, the former director of the c.i.a. said he was aware from an earlier stage that terrorists wereespoible for the deaths in libya. however, at a certain point references to an act of terror were removed from the talking point which is u.n. ambassador susan rice delivered to the press. many are asking why and how that happened. remember senators john mccain and lindsey graham have attacked susan rice and the president for being deliberately misleading. they've also threatened to block any nomination of rice for the post of secretary of state. she is considered a front-winner to replace secretary of state hillary clinton. joining me now from washington, david ignatius, a columnist for the "washington post" and i'm pleased to have him back on this broadcast. that you can, charlie. >> rose: tell me the questions you think are still unanswered. >> my sense as a journalist is there's more smoke than fire in this one that will keep looking and seeing what new facts are uncovered in terms of this word change issue, the white house insists that only one word was changed and it was a f
of national intelligence, nor the acting cia director, was responsible for repairing preparing a report that partially blamed the benghazi attack on amateurish youtube anti-islam video. they claim the president obama pressed upon the american people and upon the united nations general assembly. he was push hard to explain what caused them to push the youtube video three days after that attack. the chief said simply he was not at the betray -- petraeus briefing and had nothing to say. there was demonstrable and incurable evidence of their involvement and no evidence of anything other than a terrorist attack. and the administration continued to press its false tale, despite fox news reporting and they reported within 24 hours, u.s. intelligence agencies monomania that the attack was an act of terrorism with ties to al qaeda, but had also identified and located one of the leaders of the attack. despite warnings hours before, state department e-mails reviewed two hours into the attack that the administration had been alerted that the terrorist group al sharia was already taking credit for t
: thank you, bill. the former cia director arrived here on capitol hill an hour and 20 minutes ago and a source close to the general told fox news the expectation he will tell the house intelligence and senate intelligence committees he too believed it was terrorism within 20 four hours of the attack. active link to al qaeda and ansar al-sharia to wanted to establish a islamic state in eastern libya. the source told fox news they expect the general to bring with him the original talking points put together by the cia. those talking points had input from other intelligence agencies as well as the office of the director of national intelligence and that petraeus apparently did not know they would be provided to u.n. ambassador susan rice. he does not know who the author of the final version was and these talking points would be uses as the basis for the statements on sunday talk shows on september 16th that this was spontaneous event and linked to the anti-islam video. lawmakers said they wanted to stay very focused on the attack itself and not the former director's personal problems
. first to the scandal that forced the c.i.a. director, david petraeus, to give up his job. we are learning now that the acting director, michael morell, has ordered an investigation into the general's conduct. this is new tonight. the general stepped down last week after acknowledging he did have an extramarital affair with his biographer. general petraeus scheduled to testify tomorrow before the house and senate intelligence committees. lawmakers are set to question him about the attack on our consulate in libya and today the house foreign affairs committee gave a preview of what we might expect. republicans and democrats traded angry accusations about who is to blame for the attack that killed four americans, including our ambassador to libya. whether the administration misled people in the days after that assault. >> what is clear is that this administration, including the president himself, has intentionally misinformed -- read that lied -- to the american people in the aftermath of this tragedy. >> barak obama was no more responsible for what happened in benghazi than geo
that susan rice gave it her best shot, the cia has taken responsibility for producing that intelligence report which was a week late amended, in essence, where they said it wasn't really exactly what happened, and what happened was that, you know, it was a premeditated attack. but to be clear, susan rice also said in the video you showed that this was a military-style attack. there's never been confusion about that from the beginning. they never said this was a bunch of guys who climbed the fence and jumped over. they said it looked like it came out of a spontaneous demonstration. remember, the guy who conducted the attack himself gave an interview and said he was able to round up the guys because of the anger over the video. so i just think this is making a whole lot about nothing. megyn: i know, okay, okay, let's not retread all the old ground. what simon said there was right about the guy, there was some question about the vid crow in the early days -- video in the early days. but the white house didn't say we're getting conflicting information, we're hearing on the one hand that it
by the cia were different from the ones that were finally put out. as far as general petraeus, his testimony today was that from the start he had told us that this was a terrorist attack, terrorists involved from the start. my questions had a very different recollection of that, clear impression we were given is that the overwhelming amount of evidence is that it was -- rose out of a spontaneous demonstration and it was not a terrorist attack and pointed out the following week when matt olson said it was a terrorist attack and it made headlines because before then, the administration was saying it was not terrorists. it was very cordial, as you will. we all thanked him for his service. i think he has a different impression of the impressions he left on september 14th. >> mr. chairman, can you tell us whether or not his affair or security surrounding his affair came up at all? >> only in -- one question he was asked at the start, did that have any impact on his testimony. he said no. >> how are the talking points different? >> the original talking points were with much more specific about --
of who changed the c.i.a. talking points on the libya attack deepens today as the white house says no one there made the controversial changes. according to sources on capitol hill, former c.i.a. director david petraeus said the original c.i.a. memo was al-qaeda linked terror attack, but that al-qaeda part was excised in favor of a reference to extremist organizations. so who made that change? the white house today said it only made one edit to the talking points which was to call the benghazi site. they told reporters, quote, we were provided with points by the intelligence community that represented their assessment. the only edit made by the white house was the factual edit about how to refer to the facility. democrats say this explains why u.s. ambassador to the u.n. susan rice said after the attack that it was a mob protesting and anti-muslim video and not a terror strike but republicans contend the obama administration wanted to downplay terrorism from the start. >> the issue is from what was released from c.i.a. headquarters on friday afternoon in an unclassified memo to the point
. and lawmakers putting the pressure on former c.i.a. director general david petraeus to find out what really happened during the terrorist attack on americans in benghazi. >>> he reportedly believed all along it was a terrorist attack. >> talking points that came from the c.i.a. specifically mentioned al-qaeda and when the talking points were finalized, all the reference to al-qaeda were taken out. >> now lawmakers want to know who made those changes before ambassador susan rice talked to the media. >> she used the unclassified talking points that were signed off on by the entire intelligence community. >> tonight the fight to get to the truth on capitol hill. witnesses now describing what happened when a train slamd into a parade float carrying military veterans. >> saw the truck crossing the tracks about halfway across the gate started coming down. >> just saw people under the train. >> maybe one of the most tragic events we've had in our town. >> we're investigating the terrible crash in texas. >>> and a mom and a daughter finding decades old love letters in the aftermath of super storm s
, former cia director until a week ago tonight was hidden from view as he testified in secret about his old job and what he knows about what happened in benghazi, libya, on 911 of this year. nbc's kelly o'donnell has more. >> reporter: good evening, hearing from petraeus was so critical, not only because he ran the cia, but he was the only top official to visit libya after the attack. his briefing, amid his personal crisis, has helped lawmakers better understand what the intelligence community knew and when they knew it. leaving home before dawn, david petraeus's trip to capitol hill was carefully cloaked to keep the former spy chief out of view, waiting cameras, blocked by law enforcement to "spare him," from media exposure. >> i apologize, but there is a lot of suffering going on. >> reporter: during the top secret briefing, lawmakers say petraeus made clear that the cia immediately believed that terrorists, and not protesters, were directly responsible for the assault that killed chris stephens and three others. today, a new explanation for why the white house had pointed to a new anti-m
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